THQ Nabs Mystery Fighting Game

THQ Nabs Mystery Fighting Game

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THQ is set to reveal a new fighting game from a well-known developer at E3 2010.

THQ core games vice-president Danny Bilson told CVG this weekend that the company is planning to announce that it's taking on a fighting game made by a "major developer" at E3 2010. There was no talk of who this might actually be, but he made it sound like it's going to be a big deal.

"The fighting group is actually taking on the management of another game that we're going to announce at E3 that has a certain amount of melee combat in it but it's... we'll announce it at E3," he said. Let's try to glean what we can from this. A "certain amount of melee combat" means that it's got some close-up fighting, but there must be some long-range or another type of action going on as well. The comment could really apply to anything from games like Street Fighter to Dragon Ball Z, but seems to rule out games based on more realistic properties where people don't shoot fireballs out of their hands.

Bilson went on: "It's a major developer and you'll get exactly what I'm talking about when I'm able to talk about it. It's really cool, it's another one of the things I'm doing to rebuild everything around the core division of THQ." Major developer, fighting game, and some melee combat; this is all we seem to currently know about the project.

THQ already has the new series of UFC fighting games and the WWE license in its roster. Are there any other realistic properties someone could be basing a game on? There is boxing, but that has all melee combat, not a "certain amount." I'm not an expert, but the Mortal Kombat series appears tied up by Warner Bros., Virtua Fighter is Sega's thing, and Dragon Ball Z is distributed by Namco Bandai. These are the only games I can think of. What major developers with popular fighting games are out there that THQ could have snatched up? Could Shaq-Fu be on the rise to success yet again? Let's hope so, with all of our hearts.

Source: CVG

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I'm guessing it's Soul Calibre. They normally have special characters and such in their games.

I definitely wanna see them pull out Shaq-Fu. We need more insane games like the old NES/SNES/Genisis era.

While I am curious on what they want to work with though, I find it likely it will be another fighting game that will just not interest me.

oppp7:
I'm guessing it's Soul Calibre. They normally have special characters and such in their games.

Darn, I was going to call Soulcalibur!

...please let it be Soulcalibur V...

I think i might be a new Warhammer 40k game. They have already announced a tps in the Warhammer 40k universe and there is a lot of melee combat in Warhammer 40k. (chainswords anyone?)

oppp7:
I'm guessing it's Soul Calibre. They normally have special characters and such in their games.

I would love to see another one. They are certainly some of my fav games in the fighting genrre...plus, been a while for them

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I'm tellin ya, it's going to be MK.

WARHAMMEER!

melee? chainsword

certain

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cheywoodward:
I think i might be a new Warhammer 40k game. They have already announced a tps in the Warhammer 40k universe and there is a lot of melee combat in Warhammer 40k. (chainswords anyone?)

how the hell did i miss this? -.-"

damn ninja!

Psychic Force I think it was called? That was a fighting game with mostly ranged attacks and some close combat.

Otherwise I have no idea... could be a lot of things. Maybe another Gundam fighter.

Seems to me they don't explicitly say it is a returning franchise.

Tobal No. 1

is a fighting game for the PlayStation developed by DreamFactory and published by Square in 1996. The game was DreamFactory's first release, as well as Squaresoft's first release on the CD-based console.

I'm gonna guess it an old one that has'nt been made in a while. Power Stone maybe?

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drisky:
I'm gonna guess it an old one that has'nt been made in a while. Power Stone maybe?

Fuck yes. This would rule.

Or could be Darkstalkers... which for some strange reason Capcom hasn't milked for every penny that it's worth.

Or hell, Rival Schools... god... Capcom has so many good discontinued fighting games...

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mindlesspuppet:

drisky:
I'm gonna guess it an old one that has'nt been made in a while. Power Stone maybe?

Fuck yes. This would rule.

Or could be Darkstalkers... which for some strange reason Capcom hasn't milked for every penny that it's worth.

Or hell, Rival Schools... god... Capcom has so many good discontinued fighting games...

Re-releasing Rival Schools with the dating sim that was left out of the American version with updated graphics would definetly give Capcom some spending cash.

Also, since Jon Talbain is the most popular Darkstalkers character in the western hemisphere, why is he never a playable character in crossovers like Marvel Vs. Capcom, or in Pocket Fighters? Does Capcom hate money?

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drisky:
I'm gonna guess it an old one that has'nt been made in a while. Power Stone maybe?

Made and published by Capcom, its there's not THQ's.

Regiment:

oppp7:
I'm guessing it's Soul Calibre. They normally have special characters and such in their games.

Darn, I was going to call Soulcalibur!

...please let it be Soulcalibur V...

Belongs to Namco Bandai.

ForgottenPr0digy:
Tobal No. 1

is a fighting game for the PlayStation developed by DreamFactory and published by Square in 1996. The game was DreamFactory's first release, as well as Squaresoft's first release on the CD-based console.

Loved that game.

Psychic Force seems a good bet.

Maybe it's a new property by Arc Systems (Guilty Gear, Blaz Blue)

ColdStorage:

Regiment:

ForgottenPr0digy:
Tobal No. 1

is a fighting game for the PlayStation developed by DreamFactory and published by Square in 1996. The game was DreamFactory's first release, as well as Squaresoft's first release on the CD-based console.

Loved that game.

Psychic Force seems a good bet.

I remember Tobal No.1 from a old ps1 ad from one of the demo cds I had for it. That was the only time I ever heard about that game.

I would like to see a sequel to Psychic Force because I played on the dreamcast.

RelexCryo:
Also, since Jon Talbain is the most popular Darkstalkers character in the western hemisphere, why is he never a playable character in crossovers like Marvel Vs. Capcom, or in Pocket Fighters? Does Capcom hate money?

O.o Jon Talbain, seriously? Where'd you hear that from? I can't imagine he's more popular than Morrigan or Felicia, or even half of the female characters. Maybe the most popular male character, but that doesn't say a great deal.

mindlesspuppet:

RelexCryo:
Also, since Jon Talbain is the most popular Darkstalkers character in the western hemisphere, why is he never a playable character in crossovers like Marvel Vs. Capcom, or in Pocket Fighters? Does Capcom hate money?

O.o Jon Talbain, seriously? Where'd you hear that from? I can't imagine he's more popular than Morrigan or Felicia, or even half of the female characters. Maybe the most popular male character, but that doesn't say a great deal.

Your right, most popular male character, I forgot to use the word male.

Are we looking at a new Streets of Rage here. That is the question.

Goldeneye1989:
KILLER MUTHER FUCKING INSTINCT!

Ooh. Killer Instinct would be EPIC!!!!!

 

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